Hoegemeyer Animal Clinic in Kerrville, Texas proudly offers ultrasonography for cats and dogs. An ultrasound is a non-invasive and pain-free technique that takes images using soundwaves that detect abnormalities and diseases in internal, abdominal organs including:
Thyroid and Parathyroid
An ultrasound can be used to guide a biopsy to obtain a tissue sample. Ultrasounds are also commonly used to check for pregnancy, sometimes as early as 30 days. Ultrasounds can be used to recognize changes in the shape, size, tissue, density, internal structure or position of organs. With ultrasounds, our vets can identify abdominal masses or tumors, fluid within the abdominal cavity and abnormal lymph nodes.
Typically, our vets will recommend an ultrasound exam after blood work, physical exams, x-rays, and other primary diagnostic strategies. This may allow them to get a more complete picture of your pet’s internal health.
Is An Ultrasound Painful for Pets?
Ultrasounds are painless as the ultrasound is non-invasive.
Will My Pet Need Sedation or Anesthesia for An Ultrasound?
Neither sedation or anesthesia is required for pets to have an ultrasound, however, some dogs do not want to lie on their back and may benefit from some sedation to allow the ultrasound to be completed.
Please call Hoegemeyer Animal Clinic in Kerrville, Texas, to make an appointment for ultrasonography today.